Pierre Senges

Pierre Senges (born 1968, Romans-sur-Isère) is a French writer.[1] His work includes sixteen books, numerous essays published in literary journals, and over twenty-five plays for radio.[2]

Pierre Senges in 2010

His books are sometimes noted for having a baroque prose style.[3] They frequently combine erudition, intertextuality, and invention (Fragments of Lichtenberg, The Major Refutation) or play on the relation between historically true and fictional elements (Les carnets de Gordon McGuffin and Essais fragiles d’aplomb).[4] About five of Senges's books have been translated and published in English.

Senges' radio plays (fictions radiophoniques) have been produced by France Culture and France Inter.[5][6] He has been the recipient of the following prizes: the Prix Wepler,[7] the Prix SACD Nouveau Talent Radio in 2007,[8] the Grand prix de la fiction radiophonique de la SGDL in 2008,[9] the Prix du deuxième roman,[10] the Prix Rhône-Alpes,[11] and the Prix meilleure page 111.[12]

WorksEdit

BooksEdit

  • Veuves au maquillage, Éditions Verticales, 2000 ; Points Seuil. Prix Rhône-Alpes
  • Essais fragiles d’aplomb (essay), Verticales, coll. Minimales, 2002
  • Ruines-de-Rome, Verticales, 2002 ; Points Seuil. Prix du deuxième roman 2003
  • La réfutation majeure : version française, d'après Réfutatio major, attribué à Antonio de Guevara (1480-1548), Verticales, 2004, (Gallimard, Folio 4647, 2007)
    • The Major Refutation: English version of Refutatio major, attributed to Antonio de Guevara (1480–1545), translated by Jacob Siefring, Contra Mundum Press, Dec 2016[13][14]
  • Géométrie dans la poussière, illustrations by Patrice Killoffer, Verticales, 2004
    • Geometry in the Dust, illustrations by Patrice Killoffer, translated by Jacob Siefring, Inside the Castle, Apr 2019[15]
  • L’idiot et les hommes de paroles (essai), Bayard, 2005
  • Sort l'assassin, entre le spectre, Verticales, 2006
  • Fragments de Lichtenberg, Verticales, 2008
    • Fragments of Lichtenberg, translated by Gregory Flanders, Dalkey Archive Press, Jan 2017[16]
  • Les carnets de Gordon McGuffin, illustrated by Nicolas de Crécy, Futuropolis, 2008.
  • Les aventures de Percival : un conte phylogénétique, illustrated by Nicolas de Crécy, Dis voir, 2009
    • The Adventures of Percival: A Phylogenetic Tale, translated by Paul Buck and Catherine Petit, Dis voir, 2009
  • Etudes de silhouettes, Verticales, March 2010
    • Studies of Silhouettes, trans. Jacob Siefring, Sublunary Editions, Nov 2020[17][18]
  • Environs et mesures, Gallimard, « Le Cabinet des lettrés », April 2011
  • Zoophile contant fleurette, Cadex, April 2012
  • Achab (séquelles), Verticales, August 2015
    • Ahab (Sequels), trans. Jacob Siefring & Tegan Raleigh, Contra Mundum, Nov 2021
  • Cendres des hommes et des bulletins, illustrated by Sergio Aquindo, Le Tripode, September 2016
  • Projectiles au sens propre, Verticales, January 2020

Selected Radio PlaysEdit

  • Un immense fil d’une heure de temps, directed by Marguerie Gateau, 2007
  • Histoire de Bouvard et Pécuchet, copistes, adaption of the book by Gustave Flaubert, with Dominique Pinon and Philippe Magnan, directed by Jean-Matthieu Zahnd, 2009
  • Proxima du Centaure (Radio fiction pamphlet), Lansman, March 2010
  • Les Évasions de Boris Anacrouse, directed by Alexandre Plank, 2010
  • Rumeurs autour d'une Encyclopédie du silence, directed by Laure Egoroff, 2012
  • Le Discret et le Continu, directed by Jean-Matthieu Zahnd, 2016
  • La Maison Winchester, directed by Jean-Matthieu Zahnd, 2017
  • Comment faire disparaître une ombre, directed by Jean-Matthieu Zahnd, 2019


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Loret, Eric (7 September 2006). "Figures implosées". Liberation. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Pierre Senges". Maison des écrivains et de la littérature. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. ^ "La solitude du lapin rose mais aussi Belzébuth et autres démons de second ordre". Nuits Noires. France Inter. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. ^ Lançon, Philippe (17 April 2008). "La vie rêvée de Senges". Liberation. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. ^ "La solitude du lapin rose mais aussi Belzébuth et autres démons de second ordre". Nuits Noires. France Inter. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Author page". France Culture. France Culture. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Le prix Wepler 2015 pour Pierre Senges (et le capitaine Achab)". Bibliobs. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  8. ^ "La SACD récompense les auteurs de l'année 2007". SACD. SACD. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Grand Prix SGDL de la fiction radiophonique". Societe des gens de lettres. Societe des gens de lettres. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Pierre Senges". Maison des écrivains et de la littérature. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  11. ^ "Pierre Senges". Auteurs en Rhone-Alpes. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Pierre Senges, meilleure page 111 de l'année 2015". Livreshebdo. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  13. ^ Senges, Pierre (2016). The major refutation : English version of Refutatio Major attributed to Antonio de Guevara (1480-1545). Antonio de,? Guevara, Jacob Siefring. [New York]. ISBN 978-1-940625-20-1. OCLC 1020460719.
  14. ^ "THE MAJOR REFUTATION | Contra Mundum Press". ContraMundumPress (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  15. ^ Senges, Pierre (2019-04-22). Geometry in the Dust. Inside the Castle. ISBN 978-1732797123.
  16. ^ Senges, Pierre (2016). Fragments of Lichtenberg. Dalkey Archive Press. ISBN 978-1-62897-046-3.
  17. ^ Senges, Pierre (2020). Studies of silhouettes. Seattle, WA. ISBN 1-7349766-2-4. OCLC 1230218875.
  18. ^ "Sublunary Editions | Independent Publisher". sublunaryeditions.com. Retrieved 2021-07-01.

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